• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 45.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Pentax K-1 II advantages over Canon R5

  • Less expensive
    $2197 vs $4999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 670 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    819200 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon R5 advantages over Pentax K-1 II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    No vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    738g vs 1010g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    700k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    45.0 vs 36.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent build and comfortable handling; Bright, roomy viewfinder and articulated LCD; Great image quality; Good performance for the class; In-camera stabilization, GPS and Wi-Fi; Incredibly feature-rich design.

  • Bulkier than APS-C DSLRs; Top ISOs are for the spec sheet, not the real world; JPEGs are a bit punchy by default; Slow startup; Below-average battery life; Only a relatively modest update to the K-1.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1 II
Pentax K-1
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $1800
  • 35mm
Canon R5
Pentax K-1
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Pentax K-1 II
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon R5
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D850

Pentax K-1 II
Nikon D850
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon R5
Nikon D850
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A7R III

Pentax K-1 II
Sony A7R III
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Built-in GPS
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon R5
Sony A7R III
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Top deck display
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Pentax K-1 II
Sony A7R IV
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon R5
Sony A7R IV
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
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